District Court Self-Help Center to be honored

The District Court Self-Help Center in Glen Burnie  (operated by Maryland Legal Aid) will receive the Maryland Access to Justice Commission’s Outstanding Program of the Year Award for 2012. “Congratulations to you and your colleagues at [the center] and Maryland Legal Aid for this well deserved recognition,” wrote Irma S. Raker, the commission’s chair, in a letter to Self-Help Center supervising attorney Sarah Frush.” The center will be honored at an event on May 11 in Annapolis.

In addition to helping walk-in customers in Glen Burnie, the center assists pro se (self-help) litigants by utilizing the Internet and a call-in service. People with civil legal needs throughout Maryland can now access basic legal information by “chatting” online with one of four Legal Aid lawyers. The lawyers also can provide web links with useful information.

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